National Geographic : 1969 Feb
Red-hot radome-the ra dar shield of a missile leaves the furnace at a ce ramics research laboratory in the High Temperature Materials Division of Geor gia Institute of Technology. The nose cone of fused silica, developed for the Air Force and Navy, protects a mis sile's sensitive radar from rain and heat, yet permits the passage of signals. Showered by sparks, weld ers assemble a station wag on, one of 1,000 automobiles that roll off the lines daily at Atlanta's Ford Motor Com pany plant. In 1915 Ford opened operations here, pro ducing 50 Model T's a day. General Motors followed with assembly plants. Today in Atlanta some 1,650 indus tries manufacture more than 3,500 products, ranging from aircraft to stationery. Search for talent takes a representative from Inter national Business Machines Corporation to a career con ference at Atlanta Univer sity Center last fall. Some 60 companies and government agencies participated. Ray Henry answers questions about IBM opportunities. To facilitate exchange of teachers, courses, and equip ment, the center links six campuses-Atlanta Univer sity, Morehouse, Spelman, Clark, Morris Brown, and the Interdenominational Theological Center.